1 But you must teach what agrees with sound doctrine.
2 Instruct the older men to be sober, sensible, and self-controlled; to be sound in their faith, love, and endurance.
3 In the same way instruct the older women to behave as women should who live a holy life. They must not be slanderers or slaves to wine. They must teach what is good,
4 in order to train the younger women to love their husbands and children,
5 to be self-controlled and pure, and to be good housewives who submit themselves to their husbands, so that no one will speak evil of the message that comes from God.
6 In the same way urge the young men to be self-controlled.
7 In all things you yourself must be an example of good behavior. Be sincere and serious in your teaching.
8 Use sound words that cannot be criticized, so that your enemies may be put to shame by not having anything bad to say about us.
9 Slaves are to submit themselves to their masters and please them in all things. They must not talk back to them
10 or steal from them. Instead, they must show that they are always good and faithful, so as to bring credit to the teaching about God our Savior in all they do.